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This is my official build thread for my Gixxer K7. On October 18, 2009 I did something stupid and wrecked my bike. The frame was damaged on a fairing mounting tab toward the front. My goal is to repair the frame and rebuild this beast into a fire-breathing streetfighter. This is the bike before the wreck:


And here's what it looks like now:



I'll be keeping stock plastics on the tail because I really enjoy riding with my girlfriend and don't want to lose that by bobbing it (which was my first thought). The bike will be gloss and matte black and I plan (although this may be too lofty for me) to add a round gauge cluster and integrate it into the plastic gas tank cover. It will have dual headlights and I may leave off the belly pan unless I can find one that I really, really like. New levers, rearsets, chain and sprockets will be necessary.

I don't think this thread will really take off until around tax time, but I tore it down to the frame today and wanted to start documenting my project. Cross your fingers for me - this is my first ever build!
 

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Welcome to the forum man. I had a similar problem back in May. Here's where I have gotten so far. Current and Before my little incident.
Thanks! I'm glad you posted up pics of yours. I've been a little bit worried about how huge the radiator will look naked, but yours looks good. That helps. :rock:
 

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Thanks! I'm glad you posted up pics of yours. I've been a little bit worried about how huge the radiator will look naked, but yours looks good. That helps. :rock:
I don't think the GSXR rad will look any where near as large as the one on my R1 does. Not stupid big but it's still pretty large. If it isn't already, I would suggest painting it black as that will help hide the size some. And put a radiator guard on it too.
 

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I don't think the GSXR rad will look any where near as large as the one on my R1 does. Not stupid big but it's still pretty large. If it isn't already, I would suggest painting it black as that will help hide the size some. And put a radiator guard on it too.
Then I guess I can be thankful I don't have an R1. ;)

I've got a Cox radiator guard that survived the crash, and I'll keep that on there. Painting it black sounds like a good idea as well. The less silver, shiny crap I have on the front of the bike the better it will look, I think.
 

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Did some work this weekend, just to try and get the bike street-worthy as quickly as possible. I got my radiator off of eBay and it's solid, no leaks. Due to shortage of funds, I just mounted the stock headlight and taillight. I learned a lot about the bike while putting it back together. I think I understand this machine more now than I ever would have had I not wrecked it.




Outstanding items:
  • Shifter-side rearset and bracket are both bent so the shift rod is scraping the frame. That needs to be replaced.
  • I have no levers yet. They've been ordered and will hopefully be on their way soon!
  • The headlight will be replaced with two 4" rounds.
  • The dash may (hopefully) be replaced by an Acewell 4000-series cluster which I will mount in the plastic tank cover.
  • Eventually I want to have the frame and swingarm coated in spray-on bedliner, but I'm still doing research on that (weight, rigidity, cost).
  • I plan to replace the stock clip-ons with Woodcrafts when I have the funds. I'd like more adjustability and the ability to remove the clip-ons without removing the top triple.
  • Tail plastics.
  • Re-cover the passenger seat, to include an embroidered logo. I have an inside connection for this one. :D
  • Paint. All matte black.
 

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Looks good so far. Keep up the good work.
 

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I just got my new tail plastics in from Hong Kong. They cost me $111 and fit much, much better than I expected! This bike is coming together well, considering I have a lack of funds to finish it at the moment. Oh, and it's possible that my forks are tweaked because the front end doesn't feel exactly right. It rides well, but there's vibration and the preload feels messed up even though I never adjusted it. Anyway, here are the new plastics:


 

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Fookin nice ass fer sure mate ,good price and looks ta be good qwality!
 

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